THE DYESSERTATION: Conversation, not debates, is the way to change minds

There is no clear winner in a verbal death match between two hardcore believers with opposite perspectives.That was pretty evident in the Creationism debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham — one known as the educational Science Guy and one known as the founder of the Creation Museum. After more than two hours of debating, neither admitted defeat.


Successful leaders inspire others

I sat amid 1,200 climate activists in a noisy conference room, patiently waiting for former Vice President Al Gore to speak at the 23rd Climate Leader training last summer. Feeling nervous but relieved, I knew that I wasn’t sitting alone as a young leader. As it was my first leadership conference, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to be part of the global cultural movement.


FASHION FIX: That’s, hopefully, so last year

It’s true, 2013 was a good year for fashion. Pantone’s color of the year — emerald green —swept the streets, Rick Owens brought stomping to the runway, Prada cast a black model for the first time in 20 years and Kate Middleton continued to make me weep happy tears with every flawless outfit she sported.

	Those in favor still hopeful as mariage ban moves to general assembly soon

OUR VIEW: Time to take a stance

Faculty Council chairperson Kip Shawger has it right — Ball State prides itself on being non-discriminatory. We were disappointed that Ball State didn’t step forward at the same time as Indiana University to show disapproval for House Joint Resolution 6, which would define marriage as between a man and a woman in the state constitution. The resolution already puts Indiana forward as an extremely conservative state that clearly won’t accept all kinds of people.

	Abigail Kirk models a layered, winter look. Layer a blazer over a sweater and chambray button-down in exchange for a coat. DN PHOTO COREY OHLENKAMP

Bundle up, don't bulk up

It’s about that time of year again. Students roll out of bed for their 8 a.m. classes to realize the pajamas they wore to bed won’t suffice in the below-freezing weather. They throw another long sleeve shirt, a hoodie, a coat and an extra pair of sweats over flannel pajama pants and they rush out the door.

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